Renaya Furtick Wheelan, PhD, is Co-Founder and Executive Director of I’m FREE – Females Reentering Empowering Each Other. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Furtick Wheelan is a motivator, life coach, teacher, counselor, trainer and organizational development consultant with expertise as a group psychologist. In all her work, she uses a holistic approach in an effort to empower her clients. She has actively empowered and educated youth, women, and young adults for over 25 years, particularly with programs that work with people transitioning as a consequence of life-changing events. In addition to conducting a series of workshops in correctional facilities, she has designed, implemented, and evaluated training, curriculum and programs for reentering women.
Dr. Furtick Wheelan holds a PhD in Psychoeducational Processes with a concentration in Adult Group and Organizational Development, a MED in Psychoeducational Processes and a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University.